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Build your own lead capture page with Meteor and MongoDB in minutes

This is a guest blog post written by Niall O’Higgins and Peter Braden at Frozen Ridge, a full-stack web consultancy offering services around databases, node.js, testing & continuous deployment, mobile web and more. They can be contacted at hello@frozenridge.co. Meteor is a framework for building real-time client-server applications in JavaScript. It is build from the ground up to work […]

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MongoLab Discount for JS.everywhere() 2012

MongoLab is happy to be sponsoring the JS.everywhere() conference in Silicon Valley at the end of October. If you’re interested in joining us, please use this discount code on the registration page: “mongolabJS”.  You’ll get 50% discount on attendance. We are looking forward to seeing you there. MongoDB’s native support for JSON of course makes […]

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Nodestack

We’re excited be part of the Oct 17 Nodestack.org online conference with Joyent, Clock Ltd, 10gen, and Nodejitsu. What is Nodestack? If you’re a Web developer you may have felt the same thing in the last year or so: Javascript is winning. More precisely, Joyent’s Node.js, supported by 10gen’s JSON-centric MongoDB database for persistence is […]

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Why is MongoDB wildly popular? It’s a data structure thing.

Updated 11/7/14: Fixed typos “Show me your code and conceal your data structures, and I shall continue to be mystified. Show me your data structures, and I won’t usually need your code; it’ll be obvious.” – Eric Raymond, in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, 1997 Linguistic innovation The fundamental task of programming is telling a computer how to do […]

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Remote Dex: Index Analysis Using the Profile Collection

(also posted to the 10gen blog: here) Greetings Adventurers! I’m excited to report that Dex (github) is now equipped with his first planned upgrade. For those of you who haven’t met him, Dex is an open-source python tool that suggests indexes for your MongoDB database. The initial release of Dex supported logfile-based analysis only. Now, Dex […]

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MongoDB Users Group Events July 2012

Silicon Valley July 17, 2012: Dex and Fluentd http://www.meetup.com/MongoDB-SV-User-Group/events/72760092/ 10gen Palo Alto 555 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 Query performance is critical for most applications.  Proper MongoDB index creation can mean over two orders of magnitude in latency improvement.   At the Silicon Valley MongoDB Users Group (SVMUG), MongoLab Engineer Eric Sedor will be […]

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Aggregation Framework Example

(also posted to the 10gen blog here) In this blog post, you run a concise set of aggregation framework examples on the mongo Javascript shell against a MongoLab hosted 2.2 database.  The framework includes the aggregation operators $project, $unwind, $group, and others.  These operators allow you to calculate values across documents in a collection, like […]

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Introducing Dex: the Index Bot

(update 2012-07-19: A new remote feature detailed here.) (update 2012-10-09: Version 0.5 detailed here.) Greetings adventurers! MongoLab is pleased to introduce Dex! We hope he assists you on your quests. Dex is a MongoDB performance tuning tool, open-sourced under the MIT license, that compares logged queries to available indexes in the queried collection(s) and generates index […]

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Cardinal $ins: MongoDB Query Performance over Ranges

Greetings adventurers! If you’ve been travelling through MongoDB indexing territory for any amount of time, you may have heard or derived the following maxim: If your queries contain a sort/orderby clause, add the sorted field to the end of the index servicing the query. In many cases when querying for documents containing equivalent values, the above […]

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Using MongoLab with Exadel’s Tiggzi cloud-based mobile application builder

  A terrific Cloud-based mobile app builder is Tiggzi from Exadel .  Max Katz who heads developer relations will be at the AT&T Education Hackathon this weekend in Palo Alto.  MongoLab will be there as well, and I thought that it would be nice to have a demo to show how to get data from a cloud-hosted MongoLab instance […]

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